In the final regular season D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25, a shake up in the top of the poll has Christopher Newport the new number one team heading into the NCAA D-III Playoffs. Following the Captains is Concordia Chicago, Southern Maine, Trinity (Texas) and Washington U.
After dropping the first game Thursday in a best-of-three series for the 2019 CAC Title, Christopher Newport Captains outscored the fourth-seeded Penn State Harrisburg Lions, 24-9, in two games on Friday to secure the program's first ever CAC championship.
Southern Maine has ridden an eleven game win streak to a second place ranking in this weeks D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25. Christopher Newport drops to third as Concordia-Chicago holds on to the top spot.
CNU, led by the program's career hits leader Jordan Mason, will face Penn State Harrisburg in the CAC final. Baruch made it two wins over Staten Island for the CUNYAC title and have a date against the NAC tournament winner for a NCAA playoff bid.
Old Westbury and Maritime advanced in the opening round of the Skyline Conference Tournament and will play top ranked Farmingdale State and Maritime-Marine. In the battle for best team in Virginia, Randolph-Macon defeated Christopher Newport.
Penn State-Behrend senior Scott Sada set the career doubles record with his 82nd double of his four year career as the Lions split with Medaille on Wednesday. No. 2 Christopher Newport slugged their way to a 27-3 win as Jordan Mason got his 200th hit in his career.
Ninth inning magic kept No. 23 Denison in the top five nationally in wins and winning percentage. In Top 25 clashes, Christopher Newport passed a test with Salisbury and Wheaton (Mass.) reverse the tables on Babson, taking two on the day from the Beavers.
Swarthmore was the latest upset victim this season as Elizabethtown defeated the fourth ranked team 7-4. Meanwhile, in Virginia, Christopher Newport matched its longest win streak with a win over Mary Washington.
The new top team is the Christopher Newport. The Captains were last ranked at the top spot in Week 8, 2011. New this week to the Top 25 are Heidelberg and Washington Univ. Birmingham-Southern and Cortland drop out.
Averett, Christopher Newport, Guilford, and Mary Washington all won on Tuesday where the action was centered in Virginia and North Carolina. In Florida, four late runs gave Augustana a 6-4 win over Bates
CNU downed Millsaps by a final score of 16-2 on Saturday afternoon.The victory over Millsaps marked the 500th career win for head coach John Harvell, who becomes just the fourth CNU helmsman to reach the historic plateau
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – In the 2018 NCAA South Regional Championship, nationally-ranked Christopher Newport University was eliminated by fourth-ranked Randolph-Macon College, 11-2. The Yellow Jackets won the regional title and will advance to Appleton to play in the Division III World Series.
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. -- Rookie Conner Clark put together two of the biggest at-bats of his career in a thrilling extra-inning win over The College of New Jersey on Friday night, as the nationally-ranked CNU baseball team escaped with a 6-5 win in 10 innings over the Lions. Clark started a rally with an RBI single in the bottom of the 7th after a 12-pitch at-bat and then delivered the game-winning single in the final inning.
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. -- Behind a masterful pitching performance by Christopher Newport's sophomore ace Thomas Packert, the Captains earned the program's first NCAA Tournament victory since 2012. The Captains (33-10) defeated 20th-ranked Denison University (32-11) in the NCAA South Regional, 4-1, behind Packert's ninth win of the season.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The quest for a Capital Athletic Conference championship came to an end for the nationally-ranked CNU baseball team on Saturday, as third-seeded Penn State Harrisburg escaped the first-round tournament pod with an 8-2 win over the Captains. The Lions (31-10) advance to face top-seeded Salisbury University next weekend in a best-of-three championship series.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The second-seeded Christopher Newport baseball team earned a 17-5 win over #5 Southern Virginia in their Capital Athletic Conference Tournament opener and then dropped a dramatic 10-9 decision to #3 Penn State Harrisburg in the double-elimination tournament. The Captains (32-9) belted seven home runs between the two games but will need to win twice on Saturday to keep their conference championship hopes alive.
ASHLAND, Va. -- In one of the marquee matchups of the entire Division III baseball season, a top-five billing awaited Tuesday's battle as nationally-ranked Christopher Newport traveled to Randolph-Macon for the regular season finale. The ABCA announced prior to Tuesday's first pitch that the Yellow Jackets were the top team in the nation, with CNU moving into the Top 5. In a game that had a postseason feel, the home team edged out the Captains, 6-3, as CNU dropped to 31-8 overall this season.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The nationally-ranked Christopher Newport baseball team earned a share of the program's first ever Capital Athletic Conference regular season title with a doubleheader sweep over Wesley College (10-23, 4-14) on Senior Day at Captains Park on Saturday afternnon. The Captains dominated game one, 22-2, before a walk-off extra-inning win in game two, 4-3, to tie Salisbury for the best record in the league this season.
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. -- For a brief period on Saturday afternoon, the nationally-ranked Christopher Newport baseball team was back atop the league standings alone, but a doubleheader split at Penn State Harrisburg (26-8, 12-4) tightened things back up in the Capital Athletic Conference playoff race. The Captains won game one over the Lions, 13-2, while setting a new program record with 17 walks in a game, before suffering a one-run loss in game two, 6-5.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- In a swift conference battle at Captains Park on Wednesday afternoon, the ninth-ranked Christopher Newport baseball team improved to 28-6, 12-2 with an 8-2 win over Southern Virginia University. The Captains smacked five extra-base hits, including the ninth home run of the season for Seth Woodard.